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Amazon.com: Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level (Vintage) eBook: Sally Shaywitz: Kindle Store

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level (Vintage) - Kindle edition by Sally Shaywitz. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.
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12 Terms to Know If Your Child Struggles With Reading | Dyslexia | Types of LD

12 Terms to Know If Your Child Struggles With Reading | Dyslexia | Types of LD | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The National Center for Learning Disabilities – the leading online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related disorders.
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TCM Classic Film Fest: Robert Benton on His Films, Dyslexia and Directing ... - Hollywood Reporter

TCM Classic Film Fest: Robert Benton on His Films, Dyslexia and Directing ... - Hollywood Reporter | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Born near Dallas in 1932, Benton, as a child, suffered from severe dyslexia that prevented him from reading or writing very well.

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"...During the fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which just came to a close after running in Hollywood from Thursday through Sunday, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the festival's special guests, legendary writer-director Robert Benton, for an in-depth interview about his life and career. The 80-year-old, a three-time Oscar winner, is best known as one of the writers of Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967); the writer-director of Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984); and as a man whose films tend to be intimate examinations of family and community..."

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Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia - Vanderbilt University News

Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia - Vanderbilt University News | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University News Not all reading disabilities are dyslexia Vanderbilt University News A common reading disorder goes undiagnosed until it becomes problematic, according to the results of five years of study by researchers at Vanderbilt's...
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How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots - PBS NewsHour

How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots - PBS NewsHour | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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The young man who is now in 9th grade struggled in school for nearly a decade before his learning difficulty was diagnosed as dyslexia.
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Seeing Past Dyslexia: Spotlight on local resources - WQOW TV News 18

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But when that long shift is over, she heads to a second classroom, at The Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin, one of only three in the state.
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Don't write off children with dyslexia - gulfnews.com

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“Research to date suggests that children with autism are not at increased risk for dyslexia. Many autistic children have excellent basic reading skills.
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Reading Disabilties Amid Dyslexia Patients Rooted in role of reading experience , Not Brain Abnormalities

Reading Disabilties Amid Dyslexia Patients Rooted in role of reading experience , Not Brain Abnormalities | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

A new study indicates that dyslexics and non-dyslexics have similar brain activity in the visual cortex, pointing to the possible role of reading experience in dyslexia instead.


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More on the implications of the Geaorgetown University Medical Canter's recent research.--Lou

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"...The researchers pointed out that these findings could have important implications for treatment. "Early identification and treatment of dyslexia should not revolve around these deficits in visual processing," said Olumide Olulade, Ph.D., the study's lead author and post-doctoral fellow at GUMC. "While our study showed that there is a strong correlation between people's reading ability and brain activity in the visual system, it does not mean that training the visual system will result in better reading. We think it is the other way around. Reading is a culturally imposed skill, and neuroscience research has shown that its acquisition results in a range of anatomical and functional changes in the brain."

While weakness of the brain's visual cortex is a hallmark of dyslexia, it is not the cause of the reading problems most dyslexics face. Secondly, the weaknesses in the visual cortex do not represent a symptom of dyslexia. They are not, as previous research assumed, an integral part of the way dyslexia alters people's ability to learn. Rather, it is a consequence of reading experience, or the lack of reading, itself...."

 


Read more at http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16276/20130606/dyslexia-visual-processing-visual-cortex-reading-ability-reading-intervention.htm#P1UBcDXRDvdcVYC0.99